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Today's read: Montgomery likes light rail, not tolls

Corridor Cities Transitway: The Montgomery County Council endorsed building a light rail line and adding two reversible highway lanes to ease traffic congestion along the Interstate 270 corridor. (Katherine Shaver)

Tolls too high, says council: It's just a recommendation, but the Montgomery council also is writing to the Maryland Transportation Authority saying the toll rates proposed for the Intercounty Connector would be too expensive for many motorists and would leave the highway with too few users to justify its costs. (Katherine Shaver)

The 60-day public-comment period on the toll plan ends at 5 p.m. Monday. Comments can be submitted on the project's Web site, at or sent by mail to:
ICC Project Office
re: ICC Tolls
11710 Beltsville Drive
Suite 200
Beltsville, MD 20705

By Robert Thomson  |  November 18, 2009; 8:00 AM ET
Categories:  Transportation Politics , highways , intercounty connector , transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Today's Read  
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Increasing the use of heavy rail on the Brunswick line would reduce the need for additional lanes on 270.

We need real regional rail, not simply rush hour service.

Posted by: anarcho-liberal-tarian | November 18, 2009 9:53 AM | Report abuse


I think you'd need to get rid of some stops then too, and increase the speed of the trains. It takes an awfully long time to get into DC from Frederick.

Posted by: reggie14 | November 18, 2009 7:40 PM | Report abuse

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